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					                                                    Packet 5 General Instructions
                      Change of Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support
                                      Notice about these instructions and forms.
        These instructions are not a complete statement of the law. They cover basic procedure for uncomplicated
modification (changed) cases. Neither the Court nor Court Staff are permitted to give legal advice. For legal
information, please talk to a lawyer, visit your local law library and/or refer to the “Additional Resources” section on the
last page of these instructions.
        The instructions may refer to some forms not included in this packet.. You may get the forms by clicking on the
form name if you are using the Internet at: http://www.courts.oregon.gov/linn go into FORMS. Linn County Court
also has the forms available in Room 107.
        Linn County Court has local rules, programs and procedures that may not be explained in these instructions.
Please refer to the “Linn County Supplementary Local Court Rules.”
        If you have a question about a form you cannot locate, you should consult your local court which may have the
form available.
        This set of forms and instructions will allow you to file for and obtain a modification (change). Please read the
“Information “on Modification (Change) Forms” sheet before you go any further to make sure this is the right set of
forms for you.
        The instructions are broken down into three basic steps. The forms that go with each step are listed below.
                                                            Steps and Forms


 1. Starting your Case
 Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment Modifying
  Custody/Parenting Time/Child Support
 Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order to Show Cause re: Supplemental Judgment Modifying
  Custody/Parenting Time/Child Support
 Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment Modifying
  Custody/Parenting Time/Child Support - Written Response Required
 Certificate of Mailing to the Division of Child Support, Department of Human Services
 UTCR 2.130-Confidential Information Form (unless previously filed)
 Notice of Filing of Confidential Information Form (CIF)
 2. Serving the Other Parent
 Affidavit of Service
 Acceptance of Service
 3. Waiting for a Response; Taking a Default
 Ex Parte Motion for Order of Default; and Order
 Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order of Default
 4. Resolving Your Case
 Supplemental Judgment Modifying (change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re: Jurisdiction.
 Affidavit Supporting Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order
 Attachments: Child Support Worksheet Guidelines (see website www.dcs.state.or.us), Uniform Support Affidavit,
 and Standard Linn County Parenting Plan.




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When filling out the forms, follow these directions
      •       Please make certain that all sections are complete. The document must be readable. Use black or dark
              blue print only. If the document is handwritten, please print. If the answer to a question is none, then
              write “none”. Do not use “N/A” for the word none.
      •       The case heading is your case number and the parties to the court case. If you are filing in the circuit
              court that entered the judgment you are attempting to modify, the case number and names of
              “Petitioner” and “Respondent” will stay the same. If the judgment you are asking the court to modify
              was entered in another court, you will be given a new case number, and you will be the “petitioner” and
              the other party will be the “respondent.”
      •       The clerk will give you a case number when you file your papers. Make sure to put this on all copies
              and originals.
      •       Some forms have to be notarized or signed in the presence of a court clerk. You will need your picture
              ID for this. Many banks provide notary services.
      •       Many forms say on the bottom, “I certify that this is a true copy,” and provide a place to sign. Don’t sign
              this line on the original form or on your own copy. You need to sign this line only on the copies that are
              served on the other parent.
      •       Make yourself a copy of any document you are filing with the court. File the original with the court clerk.
      •       Keep the court informed of your current address so you get notice of all court dates. You are not
              required to use your residential address on any court form. You may use a contact address where
              you regularly check in. Your contact address will become public information. Please make sure
              that you use an address that is ok for other people, including the respondent, to know. It must be an
              address where you can receive mail. If you use a contact address, the court will assume that you will
              receive all notices sent to that address.

                                                        STEP 1: STARTING YOUR CASE

Legal Issues to Consider
       This type of case starts with a “motion” which lists the items you are asking the court to order in the
“Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support”. The Supplemental Judgment Modifying
Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support is the document that finalizes the modification of your case. Oregon law
provides that a number of issues must be addressed in the Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting
Time and/or Support. Before you fill out the motion, you should think about how you want to handle these issues.

Parenting Plan
       A parenting plan is required for cases involving a minor child. If custody is changed, a new parenting plan,
which sets out the schedule and rules for each parent’s time with the child, needs to be included. The parenting plan
may include safety provisions for the child if domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse or other circumstances
are involved in your case.
       A mediator can help parents create a parenting plan. Information about parenting plans are available through
the court’s parent education program, the courthouse facilitator, or the local law library. The Oregon Judicial
Department and the State Family Law Advisory Committee have created a “Parenting Plan Guide for Parents”
with information about how to develop a plan, information about alternative schedules, and ages and stages
of your child[ren] which should be considered in creating a plan. A sample parenting plan form is included in
the Guide. The Guide may be downloaded from the OJD Family Law Website at www.courts.oregon.gov. If the
parents don’t agree on a parenting plan, a judge will order a parenting plan for you.
       For information about child custody, you may call Tel-Law (1-800-452-4776) tape 1133, or visit www.osbar.org.

If Both Parents Already Agree
       If both parents agree on all issues to change either custody or parenting time, and/or child support, the parties
can sign and stipulate on the Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support .
Remember, support must comply with the child support guidelines.

Starting Your Modification
       To get the case started, fill out the first set of forms, file them with the clerk with the appropriate filing
fee.


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Fill out the following forms.
         • Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show Cause re: Modification of Judgment (MOTION)
         • Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order to Show Cause re: Modification of Judgment (AFFIDAVIT)
         • Order to Show Cause re: Modification of Judgment - Written Response Required [ORDER] —
         • Certificate of Mailing to Division of Child Support (if you or the other parent is receiving public assistance)
         • UTCR 2.130-Confidential Information Form (unless previously filed)

       Child Support. IMPORTANT! Oregon law requires that the petitioning party submit a CERTIFICATE
stating whether there are any pending child support proceedings or existing child support orders involving
the parties’ child[ren]. To comply with this requirement, fill out and submit the form called “CERTIFICATE re:
PENDING CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS and/or EXISTING CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS/JUDGMENTS” in this
packet. You will be required to attach certified copies of any pre-existing child support orders (certified
copies may be obtained from the clerk of the issuing court).

        You may request that the court terminate or modify a child support obligation, make a change in the parent
responsible for it, or change the amount. The amount of support, if ordered, will be determined by the Child Support
Guidelines. The Guidelines have worksheets to help you figure out who should pay support and how much it should
be. Information about child support, including the Guidelines and Worksheets, is on the Internet at:
http://www.dcs.state.or.us/oregon_admin_rules/guidelines.htm.
This website also has a Child Support Calculator which may help you to calculate the amount of child support which
should be paid: http://www.dcs.state.or.us/calculator. Your local court facilitator, legal aid office or child support
program may also be able to help you calculate the amount of support.

        Cash Medical Support. In addition to cash child support, Oregon law may require the payment of cash
medical support. If neither party has private health insurance for the child(ren) or if the health insurance is to be
provided only by the parent that receives cash child support, the court is required to order cash medical support unless
the court finds there are reasons not to order it. The purpose of cash medical support is to help defray the cost of
health insurance and the cost of uninsured medical expenses. The judge cannot order you or the other party to pay
cash medical support if you or the other party has a dependent child in the household who is eligible to receive public
medical assistance or if you or the other party is eligible for public medical assistance yourselves. A party who makes
no more than Oregon minimum wage cannot be ordered to pay cash medical support

        Oregon law requires the court to make sure that payment for the child(ren)’s uninsured medical expenses are
addressed in the judgment. Although you may request that each party share the out-of-pocket medical expenses that
exceed $250.00 per child per year, it may not be appropriate to request both the payment of cash medical support and
the sharing of uninsured medical expenses. That is because one of the purposes of cash medical support is to help
pay for the cost of uninsured medical expenses.

        Unmarried and Unemancipated Children at Least 18 and Under 21 Years of Age. Under Oregon law
unmarried unemancipated children who are at least 18 and under 21 years of age are necessary parties to all family
law cases involving support. The Petition forms that deal with support will have a line to write in the child’s name,
including them in the heading. The Judgment forms will have a place indicating how the child has been involved in the
case, and if applicable, a place to sign underneath Petitioner and Respondent signatures agreeing to the judgment. As
a party to the case, these children must be legally served with all the required documents. After they are served,
children may sign a Waiver of Further Appearance and Consent to Entry of Judgment form found in Packet 6J if the
child does not choose to participate further in the case. Also note that on both the Petition form and the Judgment
form you must select whether support stops at age 18 or whether it continues until age 21 if the child continues to
attend school.

        Insurance. Oregon law requires that the judgment address the issue of health insurance for any minor child
involved in your case, and for payment of uninsured medical expenses. It also must provide for security for the
payment of support, such as life insurance. In the health care coverage section, you must mark any of the options that
apply to your family’s situation. There are two major categories involved in determining health care coverage for the
children: private, such as insurance available through employment, and public, such as the Oregon Health Plan.




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If you, your spouse/partner, or both of you have private health care coverage available for the children, you must fill
out the “PRIVATE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE IS APPROPRIATE AND AVAILABLE” section. If neither you nor your
spouse/partner have private insurance available for the children, you will fill out the section called: “NO PRIVATE
INSURANCE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE.” Regardless of insurance availability, everyone must complete the
section called: “RESPONSIBILITY FOR UNINSURED HEALTH EXPENSES.” It may be appropriate to equally divide
the expenses if no cash medical support is ordered or for the custodial parent to pay most or all of the uninsured
expenses if cash medical support is being paid to that parent.

Make copies
        Make one copy of all of the forms for your records, and one copy of the Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show
Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment, Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding
Supplemental Judgment and Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment to serve on (deliver to) the
other parent.
        If you request that the court end the obligation to pay child support because of a requested change in custody,
or change who or the amount of child support owed because of a change in parenting time, you are required to send a
copy of the Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment to the Division of Child
Support branch office - Albany office. The branch office address may be found at http://dcs.state.or.us/offices.htm or
on the Petitioner’s Certificate of Mailing to the Division of Child Support form. Fill out and file the Petitioner’s Certificate
of Mailing to the Division of Child Support with the court after you have mailed the Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show
Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment.

Have your documents reviewed
        Please make certain that all sections are complete. The document must be readable. Use black or dark blue
print only. If the document is handwritten, please print. If the answer to a question is none, then write “none”. Do not
use “N/A” for the word none.
        You may have your documents reviewed by a lawyer. For information about how to find a lawyer, call the
Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service. If you are low income, you may get your documents reviewed for a smaller
fee through the Oregon State Bar’s Modest Means program, or you may call your local Legal Aid office by calling
(541)926-8678.
        Errors or problems could result in your forms being returned to you or could prevent the judge from signing an
order or the Supplemental Judgment Modifying (change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re:
Jurisdiction until the errors or problems have been corrected. In some circumstances, in order to correct the errors,
you may need to file an Amended Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment and serve the
respondent again.

File the forms
        File all of the original forms that are listed above with the court clerk. The court clerk will ask you for a filing fee
when you file your papers. Filing fees lists are available by contacting the court clerk. If you feel you can’t afford to pay
the fee, you may ask the clerk for a form to ask the court to waive or defer your filing fee called a Application for
Waiver or Deferral of Filing Fee. This form needs to be filled out and filed with the court. If the fee is waived, you don’t
have to pay the fee. If the fee is deferred, you will be required to pay the fee pursuant to a payment plan set by the
Court.
        If you have purchased your packet of documents at the Linn County Courthouse, handouts are included in your
packet. If you did not purchase your packet at the Linn County Courthouse, the clerk will give you a number of
handouts when you file your papers. The handouts include a notice regarding mediation, family law guidelines and
services, family law resource list, and information about local parent education class. The clerk will give you two
copies of each handout: one for you and one to be served on the respondent.

Parenting Classes and Mediation
         If you and the other party disagree about custody or parenting time of your minor child(ren), you may be
required to attend a mediation orientation, parenting class and mediation sessions unless waived by the Court. A
certificate of completion of the parenting class will need to be filed for each party.

Check Back
       The Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment must be signed by a judge before you serve the
other parent. Check back with the court in 7 to 10 days after you have filed the papers to see if a judge signed the
Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment. If the Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental


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Judgment was signed, you will also need to know which judge signed the Order to Show Cause Regarding
Supplemental Judgment, the spelling of the judge’s name, and the date the Order to Show Cause Regarding
Supplemental Judgment was signed.
         If the Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment was signed, take the service copy of the Order
to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment you made for the other parent and place the symbols “/s/” on the
judge’s signature line, along with the name of the judge and fill in the date that the Order to Show Cause Regarding
Supplemental Judgment was signed. Sign the lines on the service copies of the Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show
Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment, Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding
Supplemental Judgment and Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment where they say, “I certify that
this is a true copy.” You are now ready to have the other party served.
         If the Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment was not signed, find out from the judge’s staff,
the court clerk why the paperwork was not signed.

Have the Other Parent Served
        You are required to have the other party served (have papers delivered) with (a) copies of the Ex Parte Motion,
Affidavit and Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment Modifying. You may purchase the service
copies from the court for a small fee or copy them yourself before you file with the court. You may certify the copies
by signing your name where it says “I certify this is a true copy”.
        If the other party is willing to accept service, s/he must fill out the Acceptance of Service form, sign it in front of
a notary or court clerk, then file it with the court. It is not necessary that the other party agree with what is in the
papers, just that he/she is willing to acknowledge receipt of them.
        If the other party will not complete the Acceptance of Service form, YOU CANNOT SERVE THE PAPERS
YOURSELF. You may have service completed by the Sheriff in the county where the other parent lives, by a private
process server, or by another individual who is a competent person 18 years or older, an Oregon resident (or of the
state where service is made) and not a party nor an attorney for a party. Caution should be used before asking a
friend or relative to serve the papers if the other parent might react angrily or violently. An Affidavit of Service along
with the original summons must be filed with the court after service has been made. Make certain that all of the
documents given to the other parent are listed in the Affidavit of Service.
        The best way to serve the other party is to have the person serving the papers hand them directly to the
respondent (personal service). If personal service cannot be done, there are other ways to serve the papers including
“substitute service,” “office service,” and “service by mail” — see the Table below. You may ask the Sheriff or a private
process server about these other options or consult an attorney.

                                                            Standard Methods of Service
                       Personal Service                 Delivery of papers directly to the other party
                       Substitute Service               Delivery of papers to a person living at the other party’s
                                                        home who is at least 14 years old, AND mailing of the
                                                        documents to the other party’s home address by first
                                                        class regular mail.
                       Office Service                   Delivery of papers to a person who appears to be in
                                                        charge at the other party’s place of employment (who
                                                        has a business duty to give the documents to the other
                                                        party), done during working hours, AND mailing of the
                                                        document
                                                        to the home or business address of the other party by
                                                        first class regular mail.
                       Service by Mail                  Deliver by mailing a true copy of the documents to the
                       (Return Receipt                  respondent by first class mail AND by mailing the
                       Requested)                       documents certified or registered, return-receipt
                                                        requested, or by Express mail, the other party is
                                                        REQUIRED to sign the “return receipt.”

        If you are not able to have the other party served by any of the methods described above, you may ask a judge
to allow you to use another service method. The judge might allow you to publish, post or mail the documents. In order
to make this request, you may use Packet 6A-Alternative Form of Service. This packet is available for a small fee at

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the Linn County Courthouse, Room 107 or online for no cost at www.courts.oregon.gov/linn

Calculation of Time
        Service by mail shall be complete on the day the respondent, or other person authorized by appointment or
law, signs a receipt for the mailing, or three days after the mailing if mailed to an address within the state, or seven
days after the mailing if mailed to an address outside the state, whichever first occurs.


                             STEP 2: WAITING FOR A RESPONSE; TAKING A DEFAULT
        Oregon law gives the other parent 30 days to respond to your motion. The time starts running from the date of
service. The response must be written, and must be filed with the required filing fee. The other parent may ask the
court to waive or defer the fee.

If the other parent is in the Military
        If the other parent is in the active military service of the United States and has not responded to the Ex Parte
Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Supplemental Judgment, you may have to go through some extra steps.
The court won’t go further with your case until one of the following things has happened: (1) the other parent is no
longer in the active military, (2) the other parent has waived his or her rights using the Waiver of Right to Stay of
Proceedings form, or (3) the judge holds a special hearing in your case. You may get a Waiver of Right to Stay of
Proceedings form from the family court specialist or in the response packets. Response packets are available for a
small fee at the Linn County Courthouse, Room 107 or online for no cost at www.courts.oregon.gov/linn You may
need to talk to an attorney if your spouse is not willing to sign the waiver.

Check for Response
        The other parent should mail or deliver a copy of his or her response to you when it is filed with the court. If you
haven’t received a copy of a response after 30 days from the date of service, you may check with the court clerk to
see if one has been filed. If no response has been filed, you may request a “default order.” A default means that you
may ask the court to enter a judgment giving you what you asked for in your Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show Cause
Regarding Supplemental Judgment, with no input from the other parent. If a response has been filed, you will not be
allowed to take a default and you will skip the next two sections about requesting a default and go straight to step 3.

No Response Filed; Requesting a Default
       To ask the court to enter a default, you must fill out the following forms:
       • Ex Parte Motion for Order of Default; and Order
       • Affidavit in Support of Motion for Order of Default
       After you make yourself a copy of the completed forms, you may file the original with the court anytime after 30
days have expired from the date of service. You may also file the forms in Step 4.

Check Back
       Check back with the court clerk in a week to 10 days to see if your request was granted. If the request was not
granted, ask the court clerk why it was not. Sometimes, the proof that service was made on the other parent isn’t
complete enough for the judge to be sure that the other parent got notice of the court proceeding.

                                           STEP 3: RESOLVING YOUR CASE
Conferences with the Judge
        Linn County court will schedule an early resolution conference if a response has been filed. These meetings
usually take place with a judge with both parents present, along with their attorneys if they are represented. At the
conference, the judge will probably talk to you about how the case is going to be resolved, may consider requests for
temporary orders and will set future court dates. You must attend all conferences that are scheduled unless you
have received permission from the judge not to attend. If you fail to appear at the conferences or court
appearances, your pleadings may be striken and a judgment entered against you.

Working Toward Agreement
        The court wants to help you resolve the issues that you and the other parent disagree on. You may discuss
these issues with the other parent directly if it is safe for you to do so and if no court order prohibits that contact. If you
can’t resolve the issues on your own, the court may provide a number of options to help you, including mediation and
a custody/parenting time evaluation.


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Mediation
         A mediator is a person trained to help people resolve disagreements. You and the other parent may be
required to meet with a mediator if you don’t agree on a “parenting plan” (who has custody and parenting time
(visitation) with the child/ren and how decisions about the child/ren will be made). You may ask to meet with the
mediator alone if you are uncomfortable meeting with the other parent for any reason. There is usually no fee for this
service. If mediation has not yet been ordered in your case and you would like to request it, you may file a Request to
Initiate/Waive Mediation. You may request that the mediation requirement be waived if you have a good reason, by
filing a Request to Initiate/Waive Mediation. If there has been domestic violence, you should let the mediator know and
different arrangements may be made for you. If necessary, you may file a Request to Initiate/Waive Mediation. This
form is available for a small fee at the Linn County Courthouse, Room 107 or online for no cost at
www.courts.oregon.gov/linn

Custody/Parenting Time Evaluation
        If parents can’t agree on a parenting plan, sometimes the court refers the case to a custody or parenting time
evaluator. After interviewing each parent and doing other research, the evaluator will make a recommendation to the
judge about which parent should have custody and what the parenting plan should be. The evaluator will consider
factors that might affect a child’s safety, such as domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse or other
circumstances. The court does not pay for the evaluation. One or both parties will be required to pay for the
evaluation.

Trial Charges
       If your case is not resolved and a trial is needed, you must pay a trial fee before a trial will be scheduled,
unless waived. Contact Linn County Courts, Civil Records at (541) 967-3845 for the correct fee amount.

                                                STEP 4: FINALIZING YOUR MODIFICATION

Forms Required to Finalize Your Case
         The following form is required to finalize your case:
         • Affidavit Supporting Supplemental Judgment
         • Supplemental Judgment Modifying Re: Custody, Parenting Time, and Custody and/or Order re: Jurisdiction
         You may also need to file the following additional forms, depending on your circumstances.
         • Parenting Class Certificate of Completion - When the court requires parents of minor children to attend a
parent education class, a certificate of completion must be filed with the court unless this requirement has been
waived by order of the court.
         • Parenting Plan - Your parenting plan may be completely covered in the Supplemental Judgment Modifying
(change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re: Jurisdiction (see page two of the Supplemental
Judgment of Custody, Parenting Time or Child Support). If there are additional pages, attach them.
         • Child Support Worksheets - If child support will be terminated or changed, child support worksheets need to
be filled out and attached to the Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support.
         • Uniform Support Affidavit - This form is only required if a response was filed and you and the other parent
do not agree on child support. You are not required to complete the schedules on the form unless one parent asks for
a “deviation” (a different amount than what was calculated using the child support guidelines) from the child support
guidelines.
         • Waiver of Personal Service - After the Supplemental Judgment Modifying (change) Custody, Parenting
Time, Support, and/or Order re: Jurisdiction is signed, if one parent doesn’t do what it says, the other parent may ask
the judge to enforce the Supplemental Judgment Modifying (change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order
re: Jurisdiction. The parent asking for enforcement is required to have someone over the age of 18, who is not a party
to this proceeding personally serve (deliver) the other parent with notice of this request. If you would like to keep your
home address confidential, you may file this form listing another address for service. You are responsible for making
sure you get all papers delivered to the address you list.

The Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support
        The Supplemental Judgment Modifying (change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re:
Jurisdiction finalizes your case and contains all of the issues decided in mediation, hearing, or through your
agreement. This document is prepared by the petitioner (you) if the other parent didn’t file a response. If both parents
agree on all issues, it may be prepared by either parent as long as it is reviewed and signed by both parents. If the
parents don’t agree on all issues, the judge may direct one parent to fill out the Supplemental Judgment Modifying
(change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re: Jurisdiction.

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        If the other parent didn’t file a response, the information you fill out in the Supplemental Judgment Modifying
(change) Custody, Parenting Time, Support, and/or Order re: Jurisdiction should be the same as what you requested
in your Ex Parte Motion for Order to Show Cause Regarding Modification. If the other parent filed a response, the
information should be the same as was decided in mediation, a hearing or through your agreement.
        Before submitting your Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support,
please review the document to be certain that all sections are complete.
        If you are responsible for filling out and filing the Supplemental Judgment Modifying Custody, Parenting Time
and/or Support, make a copy for yourself and one for the other parent (unless he or she didn’t file a response), and file
the original with the court. If your case involves child support, file an extra copy of the Supplemental Judgment
Modifying Custody, Parenting Time and/or Support with the court. The court will then send this copy to the
Division of Child Support after the judgment is signed.

                                      WARNING: MANY TIME LIMITS APPLY IN LEGAL CASES!
 PURSUANT TO UTCR 7.020:

 Within 63 days after the signing of your Order to Show Cause, you are required to file proof that the other
 party was served with all of the documents. If you have failed to file the required Proof of Service, and the
 other party has not filed a response, unless the Court has allowed additional time, a notice that your case
 will be dismissed within 28 days may be sent to you.

 If the Court has signed a Order of Default in your case, you are expected to file the Supplemental Judgment
 of Custody, Parenting Time or Child Support within 30 days after the Judge signed the Order of Default.



                                                              ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
                 Oregon Judicial Department - Family Law Forms and           Legal Aid Service of Oregon (must have low income)
                 Resources: www.courts.oregon.gov                              Child Support Help Line 1-800-383-1222

                 Oregon State Bar                           www.osbar.org      Local offices: Look on the “Local Family Law
                 Lawyer Referral                            1-800-452-7636   Practices and Programs” form for your court, the
                 Modest Means (low income)                  1-800-452-7636   telephone book, or in the “legal links” section of the
                 Tel-law                                    1-800-452-4776   Oregon State Bar’s website: www.osbar.org

                 Child Support Program:        1-800-850-0228;               OSU Extension Service Publications:
                 www.dcs.state.or.us                                         1-541-737-2513; http://extension.oregonstate.oedu
                                                                             Publications available on marriage, shared custody,
                 Division of Child Support: 503-986-6090                     financial planning and other topics.
                 www.dcs.state.or.us or www.dcs.state.or.us/calculator
                                                                             Domestic Violence Help      1-800-799-SAFE




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Description: Oregon Child Custody Forms document sample